Welcome to our Art and Design curriculum webpage!
Here you will find information on what the children are learning throughout the year and pictures of their wonderful creations and experiences. You can also keep up to date with art events and workshops happening in Manchester to enjoy with your family and friends.
Why do we teach Art and Design?
Expression...visual thinking...observation skills...problem solving...uniqueness...
Art and Design allows children to explore and expand their creativity and imagination. Encouraging pupils to transform their experiences and emotions through Art can help them make new connections and deepen their understanding of the World. The curriculum is designed to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the skills to experiment, invent and create unique pieces of work. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. In addition, children develop a respect for the environment, for their own health and safety and that of others. They learn to appreciate the value of similarities and differences and learn to show tolerance. A variety of experiences teaches them to appreciate that all people – and their views – are equally important.
What we have been up to at St Ambrose...
Early Years Craft Club
In the first session, the children explored mixing primary colours to create new colours. They also experimented mark making with gold pens on dark materials to see the effect.
Year 1 have drawn self portraits in the style of Pablo Picasso.
As part of their topic, 'Treasure Island', Year 1 have designed and made their own coins using salt dough.
Year 3 Upcylcing project!
Year 3 enjoyed up-cycling t-shirts as part of their fashion topic.
Year 6 have been busy creating beautiful art pieces based on their literacy unit, 'The Highwayman'.
What's on in Manchester?
Whitworth Art Gallery - Free studio work shops during February half term. Explore and create with interesting objects! Press link for more detail - Whitworth workshop
HOME Manchester - Explore the exhibitions and workshops provided by HOME - Home Manchester website
Manchester Art Gallery - Visit Manchester Art Gallery